English and Welsh ARC
The English and Welsh Anglican – Roman Catholic Committee is the official bilateral instrument for monitoring and promoting the relationship between the Church of England and the Church in Wales, and the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales. Its work complements the various expressions of local co-operation in parishes and Churches Together groups and the relationship between bishops in their dioceses and at the national level (where there are regular meetings for prayer and study between the two episcopates).
English and Welsh ARC is accountable to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, The Church in Wales Bench of Bishops, and to the Church of England House of Bishops. International bodies that EARC relates to are the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) and the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM).
Part of English and Welsh ARC’s immediate work will be to form a response to the latest ARCIC III statement, ‘Walking Together on the Way – Learning to Be the Church – Local, Regional, Universal’, which was released in July 2018.
English ARC homepage